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|Work Title||String Quartet No.8|
|Alternative. Title||String Quartet No.8 "Biscay" (or No.6)|
|Composer||McEwen, John Blackwood|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IJM 10|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1913|
|First Performance.||1915, London String Quartet|
|First Publication.||1916 – London: Cary & Co.|
|Dedication||The London String Quartet|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||17 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||2 Violins, Viola, Cello|
La Racleuse is not described as a scherzo on the parts themselves, however.
for 1913 date, and ((c) 2003, Levon Chilingirian) re the 1915 first performance.
At least three? commercial recordings, on Chandos and on Meridian (Edinburgh Quartet). Cadensa lists a 1916 recording by the London String Quartet on Columbia (Columbia L1116, said to be very slightly abridged.)
Republished by Oxford University Press in 1923.